Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
If your Dad is best on the Q, we have terrific BBQ Gift baskets carrying the Wildly delicious line of Screech BBQ Sauce, Salmon rub vinegars and oils to satisfy his inner chef. Maybe Dad is in a retirement community and would enjoy a living gift of flowers. They are always the right size and the perfect colour. Call us this Father’s Day, at East City Flower Shop. We can send your love to Dad around the corner or around the world.